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Jan 20, 2022

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Jan 18, 2022

Covid Restrictions Implemented


Due to the rapid rise in case counts of COVID in our area, and the high transmission rate of the Omicron variant, inmate visitation will be cancelled until further notice. Applicant and license fingerprinting is also cancelled until further notice. If you do not have to make an in person visit to our office we would ask that you please don't. Call 911 or (906)667-0203 if you need law enforcement service.

When entering any county facility, including the courthouse,  we are also asking that mask usage be observed.

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Jan 11, 2022

2021 Fair Survey

Please take our short survey related to your visit and experience at the 2021 Gogebic County Fair and SHARE this survey with your friends!

Gogebic County Fair Community  Survey Link
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Dec 10, 2021

Gogebic County Appointing Committee Meeting

November 22, 2021     11:30 am

Meeting Notice

The Gogebic County Appointing Committee meeting will be held
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 9:00 am at the Gogebic County
Courthouse Conference room.

The purpose of this committee is to seek candidates for the
position of Gogebic County Sheriff.

This meeting is being posted in accordance with the Open
Meetings Act.

December 10, 2021 4:15 PM Update:
Meeting Agenda Link

Ramona Collins
Gogebic County Clerk-Register of Deeds Read More
Nov 22, 2021

Gogebic County Sheriff Appointment Applications

November 22, 2021

Candidates seeking the appointment for the office of
Gogebic County Sheriff

The Gogebic County Prosecutor, Probate Judge and County Clerk are seeking applicants to the fill the unexpired term of Gogebic County Sheriff per State Statue (MCL 168.209 & MCL 201.35). The Sheriff’s term of office would have expired on 12/31/2024.

A basic resume must be included along with a letter of application, which includes a statement as to why you believe you should be appointed.

Per State election law MCL 168.209(3) the county sheriff unexpired term will be part of the 2022 election cycle, with a partisan primary election in August and the general election in November.

Deliver, send or email the information to Ramona L. Collins, Gogebic County Clerk, 200 N Moore St. Bessemer, MI 49911, The deadline for receiving the applications is Friday, December 10, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Read More
Nov 03, 2021

November 2021 Election Results

Election results can be found at the link below: Read More
Sep 29, 2021




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Sep 23, 2021

Telephone 10 Digit Dialing Change

Important Info About Local Dialing
The FCC has recently designated the 3-digit number 988 to serve as the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. Beginning July 16, 2022, callers in crisis will be routed to trained mental health counselors when dialing 988. Think of it as the 911 for mental health emergencies.
What This Means For You
To ensure that all calls to 988 reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, providers are required to mandate 10-digit dialing across our network. This means callers will be required to input both the area code and telephone number to connect, even when making local calls.

This requirement goes into effect October 24, 2021. On and after this date, calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed. Read More
Aug 05, 2021

New Presumptive Conditions for Gulf War Veterans

New Presumptive Conditions for Gulf War Veterans. On August 2, VA established presumptive service connection for three chronic respiratory health conditions – asthma, rhinitis, and sinusitis, including rhinosinusitis, in association with presumed exposure to particulate matter from burn pits.

These presumptions apply to veterans whose active military service includes duty in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War from August 2, 1990 to present, as well as those serving in Afghanistan, Syria, Djibouti, or Uzbekistan, on or after September 19, 2001 to the present.

The Southwest Asia theater of operations refers to Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the neutral zone between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Red Sea and the airspace above these locations.

If you served in any of the locations indicated and have a qualifying condition, or just have questions, please call our office at 906-667-1110.

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Aug 05, 2021

Attorney Administrator Sought

The GOGEBIC COUNTY BOARD is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

Attorney Administrator for the
Gogebic/Ontonagon County Indigent Defense System

For further information visit: COUNTY EMPLOYMENT

Letter/Resume deadline is
August 23. 2021, by 4:00 P.M.

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Apr 29, 2021

ConnectUP - Rides To Wellness Program

Featured Project: Learn About Connect UP – Rides to Wellness

SHF proactive grant helps provide non-emergent
medical transportation to patients in the U.P.

Learn about this great program that provides non-emergent medical transportation to patients needing a ride to their appointments by watching the attached video!
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Mar 31, 2021

Gogebic County Coronavirus Response Update

With the first confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in Michigan click the links below for information regarding the state's response.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information, visit or For more local information visit the Western UP Health Department website at
Western UP 5 County COVID-19 Resource

This website news item will be updated as needed if there is any change to local Gogebic County governmental operations.

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Nov 13, 2020

Fair Board Applicants Requested

November 12, 2020

The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners is seeking letters of applications from Gogebic County residents interested in serving on the Gogebic County Fair Board. This is a 3 year term, beginning December 1, 2020.

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest to Gerry R. Pelissero, Gogebic County Clerk-Register of Deeds, 200 N. Moore St, Bessemer, MI 49911. Or email at Current members must reapply.

This will be kept open until the position is filled.

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Sep 30, 2020

County Designated Assessor - RFP

On behalf of its 6 townships and 3 cities, Gogebic County is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the County Designated Assessor, which will be designated by an Interlocal Agreement executed between the County Board of Commissioners and a majority of the Assessing Districts in the County.

CLICK THIS LINK for the full proposal request. Read More
Sep 11, 2020

We Have Not Forgotten    September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

We remember the lives of those lost today. Read More
Sep 10, 2020

Iron Belle Trail Dedication

Local officials held a ribbon cutting today and officially opened the Ramsay (Bessemer Township) section of the Iron Belle Trail. The non-motorized trail now runs from US-51 in Hurley, through Ironwood, Bessemer, and currently ends in Ramsay. The trail construction has been a partnership between many local agencies and is a welcome addition to our community. Read More
Aug 07, 2020



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Gogebic will hold a Public Hearing on the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Grant Application Proposal for land acquisition of parcels totaling approximately 4,000 acres of property located in Gogebic County . The hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at the Gogebic County Courthouse, Circuit Courtroom, 200 N. Moore Street, Bessemer, MI 49911 for the purpose of hearing public comments on land acquisition of parcels totaling  approximately 4,000 acres in Gogebic County.

The full project proposal description is available for public review via website at

Public comments can be submitted in writing via email to or via postal mail to the County Clerk’s Office, County of Gogebic, 200 N. Moore Street, Bessemer, MI 49911 until 3 p.m. August 12, 2020. Read More
Aug 05, 2020

August 4, 2020 Election Results

Results from Michigan's August 4, 2020 Primary Election in Gogebic County will be posted on the page linked below when tabulated by the county clerk's office.

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Jul 06, 2020

Thank You Essential Workers!!

The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners would like to say thanks to all County-wide police agencies, first responders, frontline and essential employees for your hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 Pandemic. It is dedicated employees like you that put service of others ahead of your personal needs that we are recognizing today. On behalf of the residents of Gogebic County we say thank you. We could not get through this without you.

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Jul 06, 2020

2020 Census Survey

Importance of the Data

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

It's only 9 questions and takes minutes. Please support our local community!! Read More
Apr 13, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Declarations

Gogebic County has declared a local state of emergency as of Tuesday March 17, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

Update: 03/19/2020
The courthhouse and offices will remain open with limited access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call ahead to the office you have business with if you need to appear in person.

Gogebic County Government Response

Update: 04/13/2020
The Gogebic County court system has also implemented the following procedures as it relates to adjournments and appearaces going forward. Our court system is willing and able to work with you. Don't ignore your legal responsibilities during this time.

Gogebic County Court System Response
Court System Order Limiting Asemblages - 04/13/2020

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Nov 27, 2019

November 27 Board Meeting Rescheduled


Due to hazardous weather the date and time of the county board and committee meeting have been changed for November 27, 2019.

The county board meetings have been rescheduled to Monday December 2, 2019. Finance will be held at 3:00 PM with the regular board meeting to follow at 3:30 PM. Read More
Nov 27, 2019


Due to the hazardous weather the Gogebic County Courthouse and all county offices will be closed at 10:30 AM today November 27, 2019.

The county board meetings scheduled for today have been rescheduled to Monday December 2, 2019. Finance will be held at 3:00 P.M. with the regular board meeting to follow at 3:30 P.M. Read More
Sep 23, 2019

October 2, 2019 Jury Duty Cancelled

The 98th District Court Jury Trial scheduled for October 2nd and 3rd 2019 has been cancelled. Jurors that were summoned for duty do not need to report. Thank you. Read More
Sep 05, 2019

Gogebic County Jail Renovation


Gogebic County seeks bids for renovations of the Gogebic County Jail inmate multi-purpose room. Contractors will install sound dampening material and construct a 7x8 interior interview room.  

Interested contractors should call Sgt Kangas or Deputy Tauer at (906)667-0203 to arrange for a copy of the scope of work and inspection of the room.

Click this link for the project specifications.

This can be a winter project for interested contractors. Contractors must be licensed and insured for work in the State of Michigan. Work to be completed no later than April 1, 2020.

Sealed bids received until noon on September 18, 2019.

Gogebic County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Aug 22, 2019

Gogebic Range Broadband Survey

Community members are encouraged to take this survey as we assess the current status of broadband Internet access in our area. Read More
Jun 17, 2019

Public Hazard Mitigation Survey

We need your help!

Gogebic County is currently updating their five-year hazard mitigation plan as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This survey provides an opportunity for you to share your knowledge and participate in the hazard mitigation planning process. Read More